Day 3 Blues

Hiya everyone,

I'm new here. I smoked about 15 fags a day for about 12 years and developed bronchitis after having a bout of swine flu. Trying to smoke with bronchitis made me feel absolutely awful, so I decided to quit. I was getting to the really fed-up stage with smoking anyway. Starting Day 3 today and feeling crappy. I got stomach pain, headaches and desperately craving a fag. Also, no matter how hard I try I can't stop drinking cups of tea, which undoubtably is making me feel worse. COngrats to all the other quitters. Sorry for the moan, needed to let it out somehow. lisaX:eek:

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  • I know exactly how you feel! I'm feeling very sorry for myself today, tea coming out of my ears, don't know what I want or feel. Blues indeed! But hey, we made it 3 days! It's got to get easier I reckon, and it will be a great achievment to get through a whole weekend smoke free! ;)

  • Hi Lisa :)

    Well done getting to day 3 you're doing just fine but sorry you've been ill

    The way you feel just now is normal but it passes quickly Promise

    For the craves drink water yes I know it sounds daft but it really does help lots of us

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here

    are 2 I found very good to start you off and

    Read,read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK



  • You are both doing really well....just by virtue of being on day 3 :)

    It can be a bitch of a day, but it's only a day and that will pass. Keep busy and try to do something else when you get a crave...anything else. Possibly the tea isn't helping the stomach pains and maybe you could sip water instead.

  • Weekends are the worst.

    LOL deedeebel, just read your thread. Yeah we must have posted at the same time. You're right about the weekend...if we can get through it...that's really good. I always have a problem with weekends when I'm quitting. It's because at work you know you have to fill you time with working (no surprise). But at the weekends I'm at a loss....I've gotta get myself more motivated somehow and not sit around feeling miserable. Ironing here I come :)

  • For my money day 3 is the hardest one. Don't know why but it was rough. I cannot promise you that it will be down hill from here but I would put a great many eggs in that basket. Pamper yourself today. Go ahead and drink tea. It cannot hurt. Just get through today. Go for a walk or a bike ride. Do not take money with you when you go! Call a friend, take a bath, take a nap. One hour at a time. You CAN do this.

  • Thanks

    Thanks margareth and cavalier. I think being on this forum is helping. I haven't done it before on previous quits. I'm off to hide the kettle. :o

  • Hang in there you two!

    I start my quit tomorrow and I'm already envious of those who are on day 3!

    Best of luck

    Lou x

  • Hang in there you two!

    I start my quit tomorrow and I'm already envious of those who are on day 3!

    Best of luck

    Lou x

    Great stuff bloolou :)

    You remember to keep in touch with the forum if you need support to get yourself through the early days.

    Best wishes,


  • Day 3 crazies

    Hiya Bloolou, well done on deciding to quit tomorrow. It takes ages to actually not keep putting it off. Like Cavalier says "stay in contact with the forum". It really has helped me. I've just had a banana and had a flash of a massive fag being in my gob....Day it's just crazy. I feel like knocking myself out until Day 4. I just have to remember that my soon to be two year old son, won't have to smell my fag breath when I read him a story tonight. He can't express it yet but boy I bet I used to stink. Lisa X

  • Brilliant. Super. Smashing.

    Day 3 was a nightmare for me, actually had some issues on day 4 too but didn't recognise that until a day or so after.

    Keep it going, it will get easier.

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